Underwhelming Leak: Intel's 14th Gen Core Non-K CPU Configurations

Raptor Lake CPU
(Image credit: Intel)

PC hardware leaker chi11eddog reckons they know the configuration of Intel's upcoming multiplier-locked 14th Gen Core processors family. There are ten new Raptor Lake Refresh SKUs in all (adding F variants) and the leaker has shared purported core counts, cache amounts, and max clock speeds.

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Chi11eddog seems to have a pretty good track record, but please add a sprinkling of salt to this information. Assuming the data is correct, here's a look at the specs compared with the known current-gen non-K processor specs.

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14th Gen Core non-K CPU, rumored specs comparison

Intel Core CPU

Core config (P+E)

L3 Cache (MB)

Max clock (GHz)

*i9-14900/F

8+16

36

5.8

i9-13900/F

8+16

36

5.6

*i7-14700/F

8+12

33

5.4

i7-13700/F

8+8

30

5.2

*i5-14600

6+8

24

5.2

i5-13600

6+8

24

5.0

*i5-14500

6+8

24

5.0

i5-13500

6+8

24

4.8

*i5-14400/F

6+4

20

4.7

i5-13400/F

6+4

20

4.6

*i3-14100/F

4+0

12

4.7

I3-13100/F

4+0

12

4.5

* = rumor

Based on this table, there doesn't appear to be a lot of change coming with the 14th Gen Core processors from Intel. In previous leaks of the unlocked parts, the i7-14700 stood out as being the only SKU actually bumping up the (E) core count in the new generation. The non-K Core i7-14700/F stands out similarly in the above table as the only part with a new core configuration, set for definite improvements in multi-thread workloads.

Throughout the rumored new specs, the Intel Smart Cache (L3) appears to be unchanged in the next generation. We only start to see consistent change when it comes to the max CPU frequency of the new unannounced parts. Most of the new CPUs appear to be 200 MHz faster than their predecessor, except for the Core i5-14400/F which may only be 100 MHz faster. Taking this chip, for example, the max clock of the new chips is only 2% faster, with no other configuration changes evident.

(Image credit: Intel)

Intel launched its non-K 13th Gen Core processors at CES 2023, and we expect a similar launch date for the upcoming generation. As well as 10 standard non-K chips, probably with 65W TDPs, if Intel follows its usual pattern we should also learn about the T-Series 35W TDP family.

For coverage of the unlocked Raptor Lake Refresh chips, which are expected in mid-October, check out some leaked benchmarks and some rumors about the max clock speeds these enthusiast processors will boast out of the box.

Mark Tyson
Freelance News Writer

Mark Tyson is a Freelance News Writer at Tom's Hardware US. He enjoys covering the full breadth of PC tech; from business and semiconductor design to products approaching the edge of reason.

  • InvalidError
    All hail Haswell Refresh II!
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  • Amdlova
    Hurrayyyy more 100mhz and refresh for everyone! Take your plus + + + here!
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  • TerryLaze
    It would be extremely weird to have only one single CPU have a pretty large increase, what would be the reason to give the 14700 4 more e-cores?
    Does it compare unfavorably against an AMD counterpart? Even then it would make zero sense.
    None of them getting extra cores would make much more sense.
    Did it ever happen in history that only one SKU got changed?
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  • cyrusfox
    as expected, mirrors the changes seen on the K line making the i7 more differentiated from the i5.

    I have a 13900... it's an awesome chip, I am interested if DLVR is active and will provide a reason for me to upgrade (Efficiency gains). I love the 13900, but if the 14900 offers more performance for same power I could sell it and upgrade for sure. Running a 6L itx system, 13900 is saturating my heatsink :D I will eventually play with undervolting but I get full performance as is.
    Reply